The UK’s first compressed natural gas (CNG) filling station is set to open in Lancashire.
Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs) looking to use CNG believed to be the cleanest and cheapest fuel for trucks and buses, will be able to fill up.
CNG Fuels has secured planning permission to build the UK’s largest CNG filling station which is scheduled to open in late 2015.
It will be located close to junction 28 on the M6 and will be capable of refuelling more than 500 HGVs per day, the company said.
That’s as much as 3,500 kg of CNG per hour.
The station’s first major customer will be Waitrose, part of John Lewis Partnership.
Philip Fjeld from CNG Fuels said: “Our customers can save more than 40% of their diesel cost, even after the recent drop in diesel prices and cut CO2 emissions by more than 20% by using CNG.
“If fleets choose to fuel their trucks with Bio-CNG, they will be running on 100% renewable gas.”